փրփուր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian փրփուր ‎(pʿrpʿur); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

փրփուր ‎(pʿrpʿur)

  1. foam, spume
  2. froth
  3. suds, lather

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *փիր-փուր ‎(pʿir-pʿur), reduplication of *փիր ‎(pʿir), from Proto-Indo-European *pher-. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἀφρός ‎(aphrós).

Noun[edit]

փրփուր ‎(pʿrpʿur)

  1. froth, foam, scum; slaver, drivel
    փրփուր օճառի‎ ― pʿrpʿur ōčaṙi ― soap-lather
    փրփուր ի վեր բերել‎ ― pʿrpʿur i ver berel ― to froth, to foam
    ի բաց առնուլ/բառնալ զփրփուրն‎ ― i bacʿ aṙnul/baṙnal zpʿrpʿurn ― to skim, to scum, to despumate

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “փրփուր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “փրփուր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “փրփուր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935